ANSEL ADAMS’ STYLE is arguably the most recognized in photography, and Adams himself our most popular photographer. Though he died a quarter-century ago, his photographs still adorn dentists’ waiting rooms and corporate cubicle forests across the length and breadth of North America.
Adams set up his camera in thousands of different places through more than half a century of active work. But regardless of the subject, there is always a certain instantly identifiable je ne sais quoi (which is French for “beats me”) in every Adams photograph.
Here is a small portfolio of some of Adams’ best-known works:
Barren Hillside with Snow, Rocky Mountain National Park
Winter View from the Back Porch of a Cabin in the Adirondacks
Interior, Dining Room, Home of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Wheatland
Portrait of the Artist’s Cat Minerva, Reclining
UFO Landing Site, Taos, New Mexico, Just After Dawn
Some Kind of Big Mountain or Something